Nyesom Wike has been declared by INEC as the winner of the Rivers Governorship Election.
Wike who ran under the umbrella of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), polled 886,264 votes to win the polls
At the end of the final collation of the governorship election results by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Wike polled 886,264 votes ahead of Biokpomabo Awara, candidate of the African Alliance Congress (AAC), who garnered 173,859 votes.
The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 presidential election, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has congratulated Nyesom Wike of Rivers state over his re-election as governor of the state.
While congratulating Wike for his victory, Atiku said ‘’it gives me much pleasure to see a political force such as yourself, overcome the anti-democratic forces of dictatorship and oppression. I am sure you will continue the pattern of good works for which you have become renowned’’
“The Peoples Democratic Party is blessed to have a political gladiator, such as yourself, on our side. The citizens of Rivers state are fortunate to have a genuine progressive return to extend the frontiers of progress and development for them.
“And I am favored to count you, Governor Wike, as my friend and brother, and Rivers state as my second home.
“As your victory is savored by men of goodwill all over Nigeria, I am sure you will continue the pattern of good works for which you have become known.
“Nigeria needs men like you. Men who can remain firm, unbowed and resolute in the face of trying times.
“You have proved that you have a character under trial, and not just when the going is good. Such refinement will stand you in good stead as, by the grace of God, you finish the good work you have started in Rivers state.
“Congratulations once again and may God bless Rivers state and her people and may God bless Nigeria and Nigerians.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) declared Governor Nyesom Wike winner of the gubernatorial election in River State on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.